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Austin & Ally Star Laura Marano Collaborates with Sherri Hill on New Spring 2016 Line

Monday, Nov 16, 2015

The incomparable Sherri Hill has teamed up with some of Hollywood's youngest and freshest starlets to design memorable prom and formalwear collections. For her Spring 2016 collection, that tradition will continue. The unveiling of Sherri Hill's Prom 2016 line included designs curated by Laura Marano, the star of Disney Channel's Austin & Ally.

The "Laura Marano" collection by Sherri Hill is inspired by Laura's personal style and her prom expertise. Laura attended her junior and senior proms, a friend's senior prom, and a prom on the set of Austin & Ally. She also starred in Disney Channel Original Movie Bad Hair Day, in which she plays a high school senior preparing for the prom. She even received a Prom-posal from a fan of the show.

The Spring 2016 dress line will include Sherri Hill's signature style aimed at capturing the fashionable lifestyle of today's contemporary young women. Together, Marano and Hill have created looks that are sure to meet the Sherri Hill mission statement of enhancing the female form with fashion-forward styling and wearability.

Last month, Marano alluded to the collaboration with a collage of selfies, telling Instagram followers that she, "Shot photos for some new @sherrihill dresses today and then I had a mini photoshoot in the bathroom because, you know, why not?"

Another post, this one from mom Ellen Marano shows the teen sitting pretty in a hot pink and black tulle gown from the new line.

Marano also joins a high-profile list of A-list teen Sherri Hill spokes models such as fellow Disney stars Bella Thorne and Ryan Newman, as well as dancing with the stars runner up Sadie Robertson.

"Laura was so much fun to work with!" said lead designer and creative powerhouse Sherri Hill. "With the adorable selfies she snapped on the day of the photo shoot, she really made the dresses come to life. I am so excited to showcase our well-curated collaboration to both the fashion world and aspiring teen girls who look up to Marano as a role model."

Sherri Hill and Laura Marano will also be a part of "TLC's Say Yes to the Prom." Sherri Hill will donate dresses and Laura Marano will host the one-hour show on March 30, 2016, in Miami.

"I am so excited to work with Sherri Hill," said Marano. "This was all due to my partnership with FIREFLY BRAND MANAGEMENT, who brokered the deal with Sherri Hill for the Laura Marano collection."


Sherri Hill is an American entrepreneur and fashion designer who specializes is formal evening wear. In 2014, Google recognized Sherri Hill as one of the Top Ten Trending Fashion Designers in it 14th Annual "Year in Search" results.

In 2008 Sherri Hill founded her own company, Sherri Hill, Inc. The Sherri Hill corporate headquarters is located in Austin, TX. Sherri Hill evening wear is now sold in over 1,000 boutiques in 50 countries.

In 2011, Sherri Hill debuted at New York Fashion Week. The models in her runway show included Kendall Jenner and Carmen Dell'Orefice. The following year, Hill debuted her Spring 2013 collection at New York Fashion Week.  Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Haley Baldwin, and Dayana Mendoza appeared in the runway show.

In September 2015, Sherri Hill had the fourth-highest number of social media actions among designers at New York Fashion Week. According to the analytics firm Shareablee, Sherri Hill had more than 940,000 likes, shares, and comments during NYFW.

Off the runway, Sherri Hill has dressed celebrities for red carpet moments, award ceremonies and performances. The list of young starlets who have worn Sherri Hill designs includes Selena Gomez, Arianna Grande, Bella Thorne, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Carrie Underwood, Paris Hilton, Miranda Lambert, and Sadie Robertson.


Currently, Marano stars as "Ally" in the lead of the Disney Channel international hit television series Austin and Ally which has won Kids Choice Awards in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Columbia. Recently, Marano won Best Actress on TV at the Kids Choice Awards for role on Austin & Ally and the show won for Best TV Comedy. Recently, her role garnered her Teen Choice Nominations for Choice Summer TV Star Female and Choice TV Chemistry.

Up next, she will play the lead role in the film A Sort of Homecoming, a coming of age drama set in the world of high school speech and debate. In December, Marano will make a cameo appearance in the feature film, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip. She is also set to host a weekly Radio Show on the Radio Disney network.

This multi-talented star has signed an exciting record deal with Big Machine Records, and is currently producing her first album due out next year; her first single will be released in the first quarter of 2016. Big Machine is home to major global music artists such as Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Florida Georgia Line and many more.  

Laura is also in development on creating her own apparel and accessories brands to be launching in 2016.  Laura is curating a capsule collection of prom dresses for Sherri Hill in stores January 2016, and will be co-hosting TLC's Say Yes to The Prom Dress in spring 2016.

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